UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: post-arrest care

Keywords: post-cardiac arrest care, early goal directed therapy (PubMed Search)

Posted: 5/24/2009 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 6/14/2024)
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Post-cardiac arrest care of patients is a hot topic in the resuscitation literature and is gaining increasing attention. We've discussed induced hypothermia; another important intervention is to apply the concepts of goal-directed therapy for these patients. The goal is to optimize MAP (> 65 mm Hg) and provide IVF and pressors when needed. Look for more literature on this in the coming year. Also, for more on this topic, be sure to listen to the June EM Cast, in which Dr. Evie Marcolini will be discussing post-cardiac arrest care of patients.